Colonial Colima with Lunch

6.75 hours | Manzanillo | ZLO-100
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Points of Interest

  • Colima and Comala
Includes meal, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

No visitor to Manzanillo should miss a chance to visit the capital of the state of Colima. Boasting Old World charm, serene plazas and a relaxed attitude, it's also the gateway to the famous Pyramids of La Campana , the largest archaeological site in western Mexico. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, as well as light clothing and sunscreen. And, of course you'll want to bring along a camera to capture the spirit-lifting scenery of this exceptional part of the world.

After boarding your transportation you'll follow the coastal route before traveling inland to the city of Colima. Along the way, enjoy the views of Laguna de Cuyutlán, a large coastal wetland that's home to hundreds of different of species of flora and fauna, some of which are endangered. Your 90-minute drive continues across the Armeria River, a popular spot for white-water rafting. As you near Colima, you'll drive through the Tecoman Valley, a rich agricultural area known for cocoa, cotton, coconuts, mangoes, and melons.

Upon arriving in Colima, you'll be struck by its beautiful good looks-and cool temperatures. Founded in 1523, it has the distinction of being the first colonial city west of Mexico City to be settled. The abundance of palm trees in the area has given the town the nickname of "City of Palms." Off in the distance you can see two famous volcanoes-the 14,200-foot tall Nevado de Colima and the more active Volcan de Fuego, which stands over 13,000 feet. To learn more about the city and its heritage, you'll tour one of Colima's principal museums.

Then, indulge in a delicious lunch of regional favorites accompanied by beer or soft drink, and later, enjoy some free time to shop and take photos before rejoining your transportation for the drive to the ruins at La Campana, the largest and the oldest archeological zone in the state.

The low, pyramid-like structures feature shaft tombs, ceramics, storm drain systems, streets, an administrative and religious center with numerous monuments, and even a ball court. The Spaniards discovered the abandoned ruins in 1524, oriented due north toward Volcán de Fuego.

Your colorful and historic tour concludes with a scenic ride back to your ship to reflect on your adventure while possibly sharing pictures and stories with your fellow passengers.

Special Notes:

Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a hat, camera, cash and sunscreen.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Transit to Coconut Stand

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
47
Travel time:
00:40
Air conditioned:
Yes

Time at the Coconut Stand

Time at site:
00:10
Free time at site:
10
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
10
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Transit to Main Square of Colima City

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
47
Travel time:
00:40
Air conditioned:
Yes

Time at the Main Square of Colima City

Time at site:
01:25
Free time at site:
20
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
300
Steps:
4
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Transit to Pyramids of La Campana

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
47
Travel time:
00:15
Air conditioned:
Yes

Time at the Pyramids of La Campana

Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
40
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Transit to Comalon Restaurant

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
47
Travel time:
00:10
Air conditioned:
Yes

Time at the Comalon Restaurant

Time at site:
01:25
Free time at site:
20
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
35
Steps:
4
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Transit back to the ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
47
Travel time:
01:30
Air conditioned:
Yes